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Last updated by Laura 5 months, 2 weeks ago.

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September 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm #4529249


Tell us what you are trying to do?
trying to translate old posts - I have around 7000 old posts in english that i need to import translation to. However, it is impossible to remember which parent import corresponds to which data as they are hundreds and hundreds of parent imports ( the import is automated and runs daily for more than 3 years now )

Is there any documentation that you are following?
the documentation provided is not relavant

Is there a similar example that we can see?

What is the link to your site?
hidden link

September 9, 2019 at 7:45 am #4534127


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thanks for contacting us.

It's not possible to import only translation for already existing content. This is because, as you can see in our WPML All Import documentation (, you need to add a "unique identifier" column that will tell WPML to which content connect its proper translation.

Since the unique identifier must be a new column, you can't just import the translation because they would never be linked.

What I can suggest is:
- export all the content you already have on the site
- add the "unique idenfier" column
- reimport the content (as an update)
- import the translation after adding the "unique identifier" column as well

Let me know if this helps you or if you need further assistance.